While many college students are spending the summer months traveling, relaxing at the beach, or trying to earn some cash for the coming school year, 12 Gettysburg College students are using their break to do research. Thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these students are able to participate in a highly selective faculty-mentored student research program.
Lauren Roedner is one of the Mellon Scholars, and she has hit the ground running with her research. After using some of the library’s online databases, she identified nearly a hundred resources to consult. She found many newspaper and journal articles related to her research topic, accessed a couple of 1865 titles that have been digitized and made freely available online, and today she checked out over 40 books from Musselman Library! She was able to lug her research bounty away with a carry-on sized suitcase, a shoulder bag, and her two hands.
Good luck to all of the Mellon Scholars with their research!